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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Regular Full-Day Tour Ephesus From Izmir
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Ancient City of Ephesus from Izmir with Private Guide
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Shore Excursion: Ephesus Ruins Terrace Houses and Ephesus Archaeology Museum

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If you’re in the ancient city of Ephesus (pay to enter), look out for the communal public latrine. Every city should have one!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin T
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’re in the ancient city of Ephesus (pay to enter), look out for the communal public latrine. Every city should have one!

Thank Martin T
Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide told us that people used to stay up to 2 hours in here enjoying a good time with the other users. There was a fountain and a place for musicians to play while the users were "working" hard on their individual tasks!!!! Can't imagine this in our days.

Thank JPratas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site was of moderate interest, but in comparison to other parts of the Ephesus ruins, it is merely a curiosity.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The latrines are located in the Ephesus site and admission is included as part of the price. The loos are an amazing achievement considering they were built centuries ago. It is hard to believe you sat there with everybody else and talked about the day's events. Excellent, especially if you have a guide to explain the buildings. Well worth talking... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Interesting for people to see how the ancients dealt with issues such as human waste. It used to be you had access to the toilets for photographs. The last time I went in 2016, they were blocked off.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I have seen other roman public toilets and i was please to see how well preserve this one is. Yes go inside take few minutes and imagine how it was use in ancient time.

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Elk Grove, California
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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a great picture to take home of the ultimate conversation pit. I'm glad that traditions have changed.

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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

I was surprised to see public ancient washrooms in the city. If there was a curtain up that evidence would be long gone now. There is a small place in front of where you would sit to wash your hands the guide was mentioning. Please be aware at the end they have shops with vendors selling fake stuff. It's OK... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Designs have not changed much over time, they were pretty advanced thinkers back then, and with running water too.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Whilst the exterior part is there for all to see, it is the processes underneath the seats that is the most remarkable, starting at the springs in the mountains downwards.

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